Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 13, 2013

Gary L. Mason Died Oct. 9, 2013

TRAVERSE CITY — Gary L. Mason, 62, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Munson Hospice House.

Gary was born on March 23, 1951, in Traverse City, to Daniel and Jennie (De Moulpied) Mason. Gary was married to Donna M. Walters on Jan. 9, 1971, in Traverse City. She survives him.

Gary proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was an Electricians Mate 1st Class Petty Officer aboard the nuclear submarine the USS Seawolf.

Gary had been employed by Tool North for over 22 years. Gary was a master electrician.

He loved to bake and cook. Some of his other interests included woodworking and riding his motorcycle.

Surviving are his wife, Donna; his mother, Jennie Mason; two daughters and a son, Jennifer (Mike) Lawson, Amanda (Chad) Stanley and Kyle (fiancée, Jen) Mason; six grandchildren, Kimberly, Jacob, Cassidy, Trystian, Haley and Hannah; and a brother, Brent Mason. Also surviving are nieces, nephews and cousins.

Gary was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Mason.

A celebration of Gary’s life will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Harbor Ridge Apartments’ Clubhouse, 3686 Matador W., Traverse City.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may consider memorial donations to the Amyloidosis Foundation or Munson Hospice House.

Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Gary’s family at

The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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